Community Health Worker @ NYC Health + Hospitals - New York, NY

Job Overview

11 days ago

Community Health Worker

NYC Health + Hospitals - New York, NY

About NYC Health + Hospitals


NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is a 457-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The facility has earned numerous Center of Excellence designations, accreditation, and recognition for its renowned Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, regional Stroke Center, Snakebite Treatment Center, Breast Health Center, Bariatric Surgery Center, and Cancer Service. The facility also offers the region’s only multi-person hyperbaric chamber, allowing up to nine patients to dive together at one time. Jacobi’s Ambulatory Care Pavilion is a stunning complement to its inpatient acute care, allowing staff to provide patients with high-quality service in a modern, state-of-the-art environment.

Check us out online:

www.nychealthandhospitals.org

careers.nychhc.org

Docs4nyc.org

Job Description


Under the direction of a Community Health Worker Supervisor and as part of the NYC H+H Public Health Corps, Primary and Specialty Care (Adult) CHW's work with adult patients performing patient-centered, community health work in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams in NYC H+H primary care and specialty care clinics, reporting to Ambulatory Care Leadership at each site. CHWs are specially trained front-line public health workers who are trusted members of and/or have a thorough understanding of the communities they serve. The CHW participates in community outreach activities within the communities of NYC, engaging patients and providing resources and assistance needed to address issues preventing them from staying healthy. The CHW motivates and supports individual patients to achieve their health goals, through facilitating connections to primary and specialty care clinics, creating health goals and helping them find affordable healthy food options.

Minimum Qualifications


1. One year of full-time experience in a government agency or community organization in providing community services to the public or in assisting members of the community in obtaining community services; or
2. Completion of an approved six month training program of combined classroom training and on-the-job experience in community liaison work, plus six months of full-time experience as described in 1 above.

In addition to meeting the qualification requirements of Assignment Level I, appointment to Level II requires:
1. Two additional years of full-time experience in counseling, community work or community health activities in a government agency or community organization engaged in providing community services to the public, assisting members of the community in obtaining community services or maintaining liaison with schools, community organizations or other government agencies for the purpose of providing assistance and obtaining participation and support for implementation of community or public service programs; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to 1 above. Study at an accredited college in sociology, psychology or other behavioral science may be substituted on the basis of 30 semester credits for each year of the experience described above. However, all persons must have at least one year of the full-time experience described above.

Department Preferences

  • Familiarity with E-mail, word processing and Internet usage and comfort learning new computer systems.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Proficiency in speaking a language other than English, preferably Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Bengali, Russian Cantonese, French, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Albanian, or Korean.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct home visits and outreach activities within assigned boroughs of NYC
  • Experience in Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel and Powerpoint), Electronic Health Record, Epic, NowPow and MyChart

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How To Apply


Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or forward your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:

http://employment.nychhc.org/

NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College titution discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs

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